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Image for Nestlé chocolate soup saving waste and powering Newcastle factory
Food manufacturer Nestlé is converting four tonnes of solid waste and 200,000 tonnes of liquid waste through anaerobic digestion into energy at its factory in Newcastle.
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Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Amber Rudd as Energy and Climate Change Secretary in his new Cabinet.
Image for UK’s first bus powered on food and human waste set to go into service
A Bristol bus route will be the first in the UK to have a bus powered by food and human waste.
Image for Defra proposes to develop definition of refuse derived fuel (RDF)
A treatment standard that sets out the processing required to make waste a refused derived fuel (RDF) has been proposed by Defra.
Image for Belgian scientists turn sawdust into petrol and plastics
Researchers at Belgium’s KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have converted sawdust into the building blocks for petrol.
Image for DECC clarifies greenhouse gas rule for biomethane under Renewable Heat Incentive
Biomethane will need to achieve a 60 per cent greenhouse gas saving compared to fossil fuels to qualify for the Renewable Heat Incentive, DECC has confirmed.
Image for Trading of shares in TEG Group suspended on AIM market following contract dispute
TEG Group has requested suspension of trading of its shares on the AIM market “pending clarity on its financial position”.
Image for Construction of SITA Sembcorp energy from waste facility in Teesside progressing
The construction of the main plant structure is set to begin later this year on the SITA Sembcorp energy from waste plant in Teesside.
Image for Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association to go separate ways
A formal affiliation between the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and Solar Trade Association (STA) is to end on 1 January 2015.
Image for Remsol calls for shale gas and RDF increase to protect recycling industry
Specialist waste management firm Remsol has launched a policy paper in which it says that a focus on renewable energy such as solar and wind could put recycling businesses at risk.
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How to bake zero waste bagels

Maple Leaf Bakery has been working with Biffa IWM to not only reduce its waste, but also wipe out waste cost. Famous in the UK for its New York Bakery Co. bagel range, Maple Leaf Foods is a multi-national firm that produces goods such as bread and croissants particularly in its home nation of Canada but also in the Untied States.

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BMW i3 built to close the loop

The new electric car from BMW is a zero emission vehicle that has been manufactured with sustainability at its heart. Launched with great fanfare at the end of July, the BMW i3 is the company’s first model in its new i series of cars that aims to find solutions for vehicles in a world of climate change, dwindling resources and increasing urbanisation.

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